Welcome To Your Dive Safety Association

Congratulations! You have embarked upon your journey to become a certified diver and we welcome you to DAN – Your Dive Safety Association. For over 40 years, we have helped divers in need of emergency medical assistance and work tirelessly to improve dive safety through research, education, and training.

Your dive center has enrolled you as a DAN Student Member which provides free access to dive medical professionals, online safety information, and up to US$25,000 in medical expense coverage if you get injured during your entry-level training.*


Benefits Of DAN Student Membership 

At DAN, our safety professionals are behind you every step of the way.

Student Medical Expense Coverage

Covers dive-related injuries that occur both in and out of the water up to US$25,000 for up to 180 days after enrollment, or upon completion of the last certifying dive, whichever comes first.

24/7 Emergency Hotline

DAN’s Emergency Hotline is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses, and paramedics 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to coordinate care and manage evacuations in the event of a diving emergency.

Medical Information Line

Talk to a medical specialist or Ask A Medic online when you need nonurgent information about your fitness to dive, prescriptions, or dive physiology.

Giant Stride For New Divers

This new digital guide explains scuba gear and the critical elements of planning a dive. Proper dive etiquette, health and fitness, and dive travel are all covered. A must read for every new diver.

Digital Access To Alert Diver Magazine

DAN Student Membership provides digital access to Alert Diver magazine online.

Safety Resources

Improve your safety knowledge with DAN’s Health and Diving Reference Library, case summaries, safety quizzes, Smart Guides, and videos.

*DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage is valid for up to 180 days after enrollment, or upon completion of the last certifying dive, whichever comes first.
Dive-related injuries that occur both in and out of the water are covered along with entry-level scuba and breath-hold diving.


Upgrade to Annual DAN Membership & Coverage Packages

DAN Student Members can upgrade to Annual DAN Membership & Coverage Packages at any time.

BENEFITS REGULAR MEMBERSHIP ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP
Emergency Medical Transportation & Travel Assistance Benefits Up To US$150,000 Up To US$500,000
Alert Diver Magazine Subscription Digital Only Print + Digital
DAN TravelAssist® Benefits Regular Enhanced
Global Security Evacuation X
Search & Rescue Coverage X
Access To Purchase DAN Dive Accident Insurance
24/7 Emergency Hotline
Medical & Safety Consultations
New Severe Infectious Disease & Quarantine Coverage X Up To US$5,000
Annual Individual Membership US$40 US$75
Annual Family Membership US$60 US$100

Optional travel assistance packages are also available.

Annual CoverageDomestic
LOC
AL US$65
Worldwide
MASTER
US$100
Worldwide
 PREFERRED
US$125
Emergency Medical Transportationup to US$10,000 Up to US$150,000Up to US$150,000 
Repatriation of Mortal RemainsIncludedUS$10,000 sublimitUS$10,000 sublimit
Repatriation for Additional CareIncludedIncluded in US$150,000 limitIncluded in US$150,000 limit
Local BurialIncludedUS$10,000 sublimitUS$10,000 sublimit
Visit of a Family Member or Friend 
(Includes Traveling Companion)
N/AUS$1,000 sublimitUS$1,000 sublimit
Emergency Return Home – Family DeathN/AIncluded in US$150,000 limitIncluded in US$150,000 limit
Return of Dependent ChildrenN/AIncluded in US$150,000 limitIncluded in US$150,000 limit
Return of Traveling Companion N/AIncluded in US$150,000 limitIncluded in US$150,000 limit
*LT (lifetime maximum), PO (per occurrence)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does DAN Student Membership cost?

DAN Student Membership is provided at no cost to you and is fully subsidized by DAN.

When does my Student Membership begin?

Your membership becomes active as soon as you are registered by your dive operator and you receive a confirmation email, which also contains your Student Member card and member number.

When does my Student Membership expire?

DAN Student Membership expires when your last certifying dive is completed, or 180 days after enrollment, whichever comes first.

Can I upgrade or extend my membership?

Students may become DAN members at any time during their training. Simply log into your Member Portal and upgrade your Student Membership to a full DAN annual coverage package. If you need assistance, you can reach our Customer Service Team at +1-202-470-0929, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm ET. You can also send an email to 

What does DAN Student Membership Cover?

DAN Student Medical Expense policy covers any diving activity, in- or out-of-water, that is necessary to meet standards for receiving open-water scuba diving certification or entry-level certification for breath-hold diving. Covered activities include, but are not limited to, donning or doffing dive equipment, swimming, diving and traveling by charter boat to a diving destination. “Diving activities” begin from the moment students lift their BCDs until the moment their equipment is placed on the ground, or for breath-hold diving and snorkeling, from the moment they enter until they
exit the water.

Does this program cover free-dive training?

Yes, the DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage program is available to entry-level breath-hold divers.


Customer Service

Latin America & Caribbean

Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm ET

Phone: +1-202-470-0929 (English)

Phone: +52-55-8421-9866 (Spanish)

Email: 

Other Ways to contact LAC

Skype: “DANWorldEng” for English
“DANWorldSp” for Spanish

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24/7 Emergency Hotline

+1-919-684-9111

1-800-088-200
within Australia

+62-21-5085-8719
within Indonesia

DAN medics available
24 / 7 / 365

Medical Information Line

Get answers to your non-emergency-related health and diving questions.

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET

+1-919-684-2948

Online: Ask A Medic

Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.


This policy is issued by your Risk Retention Group. Your Risk Retention Group may not be subject to all of the insurance laws and regulations of your state. State insurance insolvency guaranty funds are not available for your Risk Retention Group. Coverage under this insurance applies only to accidents which take place during your coverage period. Notice of an accident must be given promptly in accordance with the terms of this policy. 

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